August 14, 1937 ~ August 16, 2015
Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Swannanoa, NC
Dr. Clifford Ramsey Lovin, 78, of Swannanoa, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2015, at his residence. A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Rev. Carl and Lois Lovin. Dr. Lovin was a Professor of History at Western Carolina University and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Groce United Methodist Church. Surviving is his wife of 24 years, Barbara Keelor Lovin; son, C. Ramsey Lovin, Jr.; three daughters, April Lovin-Cain, Mary Beth Lovin and Sarah Lovin Fitzgerald; six grandchildren, Nathan and Jacob Lovin, Nora, Lois, and Ingrid Fitzgerald, and William Greenhill;and two sisters, Esther Mullinax and Cathey Byrd. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Groce UMC with Rev. Gerald Davis officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Prostate Cancer Foundation, Gifts Processing Center, P.O. Box 7015, Albert Lea, MN 56007-8015. Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.